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College and University Music Therapy Degree Programs

 

studentsTo become a music therapist, you must complete a music therapy degree program at either a bachelor’s or master’s level from an approved university program. Upon completion of coursework, students must complete an approved internship, totaling 1200 hour of clinical training. After completing the internship requirement, students are then eligible to sit for the board exam.

There are currently 15 approved university programs in the Southeastern Region. Information about individual programs can be found on each university’s website.

ALABAMA


University of Alabama

Andrea Cevasco-Trotter, PhD, MT-BC
amtrotter@ua.edu
School of Music
P.O. Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366
Office: (205) 348-7804


FLORIDA


The Florida State University

Jayne M. Standley, PhD, MT-BC
jstandle@mailer.fsu.edu
School of Music
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2098
Office: (850) 644-4565
Fax: (850) 644-6100 

Florida Gulf Coast University                                                                                           Michael Rohrbacher, PhD, MT-BC                           mrohrbacher@fgcu.edu                                                                                                  Bower School of Music and the Arts                                                                              10501 FGCU Boulevard South                                                                                           Fort Myers, FL  33965-6565                                                                                          Office: (239) 590-7472


University of Miami
Shannon del’Etoile, PhD, MT-BC
sdel@miami.eduSchool of Music
P.O. Box 248165
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Office: (305) 284-3943
Fax: (305) 284-3901

GEORGIA


Georgia College & State University
Chesley Mercado, EdD, MT-BC
chesley.mercado@gcsu.edu
Department of Music Therapy
CPO 67
Milledgeville, GA, 31061
Office: (478) 445-2645
Fax: (478) 445-2645

The University of Georgia
Roy Kennedy, PhD, MT-BC
rkennedy@uga.edu
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Athens, GA, 3o602
Office: (706) 542-2801

KENTUCKY


University of Louisville
Darcy Deloach, PhD, MT-BC
darcy.delaoch@louisville.edu
School of Music
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Office: (502) 852-2316

University of Kentucky (Graduate Program Only)
Olivia Swedberg Yinger, PhD, MT-BC
olivia.yinger@uky.edu
School of Music
The University of Kentucky
105 Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0022
Office: (859) 218-8617

LOUISIANA

 

Loyola University New Orleans
Kathleen M. Murphy, PhD, MT-BC
mailto:kmmurphy@loyno.edu
College of Music and Fine Arts
6363 St. Charles Street, Campus Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118
Office: (504) 865-2122


MISSISSIPPI


Mississippi University for Women
Carmen E. Osburn, MA, MT-BC
ceosburn@muw.edu
Department of Music
MUW-1030
1100 College St
Columbus, MS 39701
Office: (662) 241-7897

William Carey University
Jim Pierce, MT-BC
jpierce@wmcarey.edu
Fine & Performing Arts Division
Winters School of Music
498 Tuscan Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Office: (601) 318-6416

NORTH CAROLINA


Appalachian State University

Cathy H. McKinney, PhD, MT-BC
mckinneych@appstate.edu
Hayes School of Music
ASU 32063
Boone, NC, 28608
Office: (828) 262-6444

East Carolina University

Michelle Hairston, PhD
Chair of Music Education
hairstonm@ecu.edu
Department, Music Education/Music Therapy
Fletcher Music Center
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 28274-0001
Office: (919) 328-6331

Queens University of Charlotte

Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC
Professor of Music Therapy
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274
Office: (704) 337-2570
email: engenr@queens.edu
Fax: (704) 337-2356

SOUTH CAROLINA


Charleston Southern University
Jennifer Whipple, PhD, MT-BC
Horton School of Music
9200 University Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29423-8087
Office: (843) 863-7782
jwhipple@csuniv.edu


TENNESSEE

Belmont University
Alejandra Ferrer, Ph.D, MT- BC

1900 Belmont Boulevard
Nashville, TN  37212
Office: (615) 460-5777
alejandra.ferrer@belmont.edu


Converse College
Elizabeth York, PhD, MT-BC
Petrie School of Music
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Office: (864) 596-9166
email: elizabeth.york@converse.edu


 

ALABAMA


University of Alabama

Carol A. Prickett, PhD, RMT
cpricket@bama.ua.edu
School of Music
P.O. Box 870366
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0366
Office: (205) 348-1432

Florida

The Florida State University
Jayne M. Standley, PhD, RMT-BC
jstandle@mailer.fsu.edu
School of Music
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2098
Office: (850) 644-4565
Fax: (850) 644-6100

University of Miami
Shannon del’Etoile, PhD, MT-BC
sdel@miami.edu
School of Music
P.O. Box 248165
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Office: (305) 284-3943
Fax: (305) 284-3901
 Florida Gulf Coast University

 Georgia

Georgia College & State University
Chesley Mercado, EdD, MT-BC
chesley.mercado@gcsu.edu
Department of Music Therapy
CPO 67
Milledgeville, GA, 31061
Office: (478) 445-2645
Fax: (478)445-2645.

 The University of Georgia
Roy Kennedy, PhD, MT-BC
rkennedy@uga.edu
School of Music
Athens, GA, 31061
Office: (706) 542-2801

 Kentucky

University of Louisville
Darcy Deloach, PhD, MT-BC
darcy.delaoch@louisville.edu

School of Music
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Office: (502) 852-2316

University of Kentucky (Graduate Program Only)
Lori Gooding, PhD, MT-BC
lori.gooding@uky.edu
School of Music
The University of Kentucky
Fine Arts Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0022
Office: 859-323-2905

LOUISIANA


Loyola University New Orleans

Joy Allen, PhD, MT-BC
joyallen@loyno.edu
College of Music
6363 St. Charles Avenue; Box 8
New Orleans, LA 70118
Office: (504) 865-2852

 Mississippi

Mississippi University for Women
Carmen E. Osburn, MA, MT-BC
cosburn@muw.edu
Department of Music
1100 College St.
MUW- 1030
Columbus, MS 39701
Office: (662) 241-7897

 William Carey University
Jim Pierce, MT-BC
jpierce@wmcarey.edu
Fine & Performing Arts Division
Winters School of Music
498 Tuscan Avenue
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Office: (601) 318-6416

 North Carolina

Appalachian State University
Cathy H. McKinney, PhD, MT-BC
mckinneych@appstate.edu
School of Music
River Street
Boone, NC, 28608
Office: (828) 262-6444

 East Carolina University
Michelle Hairston, PhD
Chair of Music Education Department, Music Education/Music Therapy
hairstonm@ecu.edu
Fletcher Music Center
East 5th Street
Greenville, NC 28274-0001
Office: (919) 328-6331
 Queens University of Charlotte
Becky Engen, PhD, MT-BC
Assistant Professor of Music Therapy
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274
Office: (704) 337-2570
email: engenr@queens.edu
Fax: (704) 337-2356

 South Carolina

Charleston Southern University
Jennifer Whipple, PhD, MT-BC
Horton School of Music
9200 University Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29423-8087
Office: (843) 863-7782
jwhipple@csuniv.edu

 Converse College
Elizabeth York, PhD, MT-BC
Petrie School of Music
580 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Office: (864) 596-9166
email: elizabeth.york@converse.edu